Civil Engineering Projects are encumbered by a maze of complex regulations. Robert E. Blue, Consulting Engineers has the extensive knowledge of regulatory agency procedures and requirements as well as broad experience in infrastructure design to guide your project through the regulatory process to success. Balancing the requirements of the Clients, governmental agencies regulations and the limitations of the site takes experience. We provide the experience and logical analysis to develop and design solutions for your project.
Planning is the layout of features for any given site. Planning services offered by the firm range from large scale community and land planning services to small scale site planning for parking lot or building expansions. Planning services offered include campus master planning, land planning, park and public open space planning, recreational planning, as well as preservation planning. The firm has experience with all scales and types of planning and examples of planning work can be viewed on the portfolio page.
As the first step in planning and analysis, land surveying forms the basis for site development. Our experience includes both large scale and individual lot projects, industrial, commercial, residential, boundary, topography and mapping services. We can supply a field survey crew when necessary. Our professional expertise is enhanced by the latest data collection and CAD interface technologies. We are knowledgeable in working with construction managers, contractors and design teams. We offer the following surveying services:
ACCIDENT SURVEYS – These surveys are used in court cases. We perform the field work with a level suitable to scrutiny by the courts, prepare a plan or plans that may be mounted as exhibits and provide a survey report supporting the field work and plan. This and our Expert Testimony have been useful services provided to our Client’s attorneys.
ADVERSE POSSESSION – The purpose of making a claim for adverse possession is to acquire lands that a property owner believes belongs to them as a result of maintenance, improvements or understood lines of possession. We provide consultation on the validity of the claim to attorneys that specialize in this type of work. We also provide survey plans and legal descriptions for completing the claim.
ALTA/NSPS/LAND TITLE SURVEYS – These surveys as associated most often with commercial and industrial properties. ALTA/ACSM (American Land Title Association/National Society of Professional Surveyors) Land Title Surveys are the most comprehensive types of surveys. The requirements for this work are exacting and stringent ranging from accuracy standards to title report review and documentation.
AS-BUILT SURVEYS – Often required by municipalities or corporations, this work may include foundation, house, basin, grading and subdivision as-builts.
BOUNDARY RESEARCH AND REPORTS – We perform research at the appropriate County Courthouse, analyze the recorded information, perform deed plots in conjunction with title report data, FIRM and USGS Quad maps, soil maps and access online land research resources to make an analysis and assessment of the property for due diligence and property assessment reports.
CONDOMINIUM PLATS – We prepare plats for duplex housing, industrial, commercial and residential properties.
CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT – Horizontal and vertical field control staked for use in all varieties of residential and commercial projects.
EASEMENTS – Creation of retracement of easements (gas, water, electric, telephone, petroleum, sanitary, storm, etc.) across private and public lands.
FLOOD ELEVATION CERTIFICATES – The purpose of these certificates is to determine the need for and cost of insurance for a property that is close to or within a designated flood zone. We perform the analysis and research of the Firm maps, USGS bench runs, elevations and building evaluations for the completion of a signed and sealed elevation certificate.
LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS – Course and distance descriptions of properties, rights-of-way, lease areas, easements, etc., for recording purposes.
PROPERTY SURVEYS/BOUNDARY RETRACEMENT SURVEYS – This is the most common variety of survey. This type of survey is performed for the construction of improvements, to establish lines for fencing, or to mark the property corners prior to sale.
SUBDIVISION – We perform all aspects of subdivision planning and layout. We offer services for the boundary, topography, geometric planning, site layout and final dedication.
TOPOGRAPHIC/PHOTOGRAMMETRIC (AERIAL SURVEYS) – Depending on the size and accuracy requirements of the site, radial hand topography and new and old flight photography are used to fulfill the topographic survey needs of our Clients.
WETLANDS LOCATIONS – Survey of wetland and alluvial soils perimeter flagging as set by an Environmental Consultant.
The planning, use, and development of land within a municipality presents innumerable challenges to local governments. Robert E. Blue Consulting Engineers offers expertise and support that eases the burden, and assures that the best interests of the municipality and its residents are served.
For municipalities undergoing growth, Robert E. Blue Consulting Engineers can inspect and monitor the construction of infrastructure installed by developers, verify municipal codes and PennDOT conformance, manage the release of escrow funds, and monitor erosion control, storm water run off and traffic safety conditions. Robert E. Blue Consulting Engineers provides complete start-to-finish support for the planning, design and construction of highway projects, environmental initiatives, park and bike path facilities, and other public works projects. As a consultant to the municipalities, we can respond to residents’ concerns regarding environmental, roadway and other issues. At the request of municipality officials, we have the capability to perform ongoing inspection and maintain continuity by stepping in as an alternate building inspector.
Court appearance and testimony by our Expert Witness. Unfortunately, engineering designs and the construction and implementation of these designs are not without fault.
Whether it’s a collapse of a retaining wall, a flooding issue caused by incorrect calculation or an ADA handicap ramp that was not correctly installed or a property line dispute. Using engineering and land surveying principals, experience and practices, the forensic engineer analyzes the collected evidence and issues an official report of the causes of the failure.
Robert E Blue Consulting Engineers PC. has assisted many attorney’s in the Philadelphia region and the surrounding Tri state area by providing expert reports and testimony for both Plaintiffs and Defendants cases. Many reports assist in the litigation process.
Engineers with the firm have been accepted in Local, County and Federal courts as experts in the field of Engineering and Land Surveying fields.